Taken from IMDB:
While cruising the South Seas with friends aboard a sailing yacht, it is wagered that Steve can not survive on a desert isle without the accouterments of civilization. After accepting the wager, Steve and his dog swim ashore and begin to recreate their Park Avenue world by way of various Rube Goldberg type contraptions constructed from local materials. Meanwhile, on a nearby island, a young maiden flees her arranged wedding. She canoes to Steve's island for safety, whereupon she is dubbed "Saturday". Soon they are attacked by vengeful tribesmen from the neighboring island. Will Steve and Saturday survive?
WHAT SILLY FUN. A PURE DELIGHT. NO ONE ON "SURVIVOR" WOULD HAVE A CHANCE AGAINST THIS GUY.
July 29, 2009 Subject:
Good old Douglas
I am 78 years old and have heard of Douglas all my life, but this is the first time that I have ever seen him. What a physically dynamic man he was. He just bursts with energy on the screen. Great entertainment.
January 4, 2009 Subject:
I wish they made them like this today
This was a wonderful rainy-day film. Light, silly at times and well done. Why can't there be films like this one made today? No sex, no blood flying or body parts sailing through the air. No one killed (as far as I could determine), just adventure, animals and Douglas Fairbanks.
December 1, 2008 Subject:
This is a wonderful way to spend an hour or so; it's silly fun with a happy, if improbable ending. The contraptions and props made by our hero in a mere two months are preposterous and amusing.
It's thoroughly enjoyable and well crafted, if not great art.
May 2, 2008 Subject:
He's no dumb Gilligan
Douglas Fairbanks is crazy fun in this silly film. Playing castaway Steve in a manner to put Gilligan and Tom Hanks to absolute shame, Steve bets he can re-create his Park Avenue lifestyle on the island using only his wits. True to his word, within 2 months time he has created every manner of contraption to recreate his life of ease. He captures animals and humans to create servants. He builds a radio and a raised hut that is quite impressive. It's a rather unrealistic story as in real life one would get hurt, and the weather would act up alot. Steve never faces a bad wind. He also gets a monkey to milk a goat and his dog to keep another goat walking on a treadmill. In real life it would take 2 months just to train the animals. But no matter, we watch to be amused by all the ingenious contraptions made from palm leaves and coconuts. Steve's love of life is infectious and bordering on mania, but it gets him through. There's a great climax where his friends return to get him while 2 tribes of headhunters come after Steve as well.
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April 19, 2008 Subject:
Naive, but with Sympathy
A very light comedy with some very funny ideas in the second half of the film.
April 10, 2007 Subject:
Not too shabby
Here's a very animated guy that feels the need to explain every thing he does to his dog.
The movie is way out there, to the point of sublime.
It's just insane enough to be good.
March 31, 2007 Subject:
Mr Robinson is here.
I just downloaded the file mr._robinson_crusoe.mp4 MPEG4 (859 MB) and it checks out fine here. Douglas Fairbanks has made many movies that I enjoy watching each time. Thief of Bagdad, Mark of Zorro are my favorites, Mr Robinson is not that bad, a few nice stunts, the voiceover is its weakness though. My rating would be a 3.5/5 so I mark it as a 4/5.